imagine a day all about you two
tailor a unique wedding experience centered around what you love doing
Imagine this: you and your partner decide not to have a big wedding, but instead have a weekend getaway in the mountains, staying at a truly picturesque a-frame cabin, hiking in the rain, and saying your ‘I do’s’ near a raging river amongst the trees that have changed color with the new season. Sounds pretty great, huh? Well, you are not the only ones who would rather have a unique, relaxing wedding experience! Shelby and Nick styled a moody forest elopement in Washington that exemplifies just how simple and beautiful your elopement day can be.
They got ready together in the cabin on the morning of their elopement day, just the two of them and their sweet pup Walter. They both had down-to-earth details, including hues of green and orange to compliment the forest vibes they were going for. Shelby’s bouquet consisted of orange and light pink flowers, and Nick’s tie clip had mountains engraved on the front – one of my favorite details. Along with their hiking boots, turquoise jewelry and custom vow books with pine trees stamped on the covers, these two had compiled some of the most beautiful, simple and meaningful items to perfectly mirror their elopement day.
let the hiking elopement begin
After Shelby and Nick were ready, we headed out on our hike. Our first stop was near a river with some waterfalls in the distance. This is where they decided to share their vows with one another. It started to rain during the ceremony, so once they had made it official, we headed back to the car and went to the next destination. We wanted to get to a more calm spot on the river where they could get in the water. Even though it was foggy and cold, they braved the freezing water to get some epic photographs, and let’s just say it was well worth it.
time for dessert
After the adventuring was over, we all headed back to the cabin to warm up and have some yummy treats! Instead of cake, they opted for an apple pie from Snohomish Pie Co, which they enjoyed inside of the tasteful greenhouse on the property. The styling was beautiful and fit their vision perfectly. This entire day just screamed moody pacific northwest forest elopement vibes. If you’ve been thinking of eloping or having a micro wedding doing what you truly enjoy instead of throwing a giant wedding tailored to what your guests want – this is your sign. Just elope!
- Retreat: @forthewanderersretreat
- Florist: @semperflora.designs
- Cabin: @thatpnwcabin
- Styling: @lindslophoto
- Models: @shelbyjtaylor & Nick
- Dog: @walter_thegoodboy
- Hair & Makeup: @joeysdoingyourmakeup
- Dress: @lulusweddings
- Vow Books: @wholeweddings